On behalf of Project United Knowledge’s management team and board, we are excited to announce Matthew Farmer & Nicola Price as our 2017 Facilitators who will facilitate the CO.STARTERS curriculum. Learn more about them below.
Matt is currently the Director of Operations at The Hope Center (THC), Inc. a comprehensive community development organization located in the heart of KC. He ensures operations run smoothly, maintains fiduciary integrity and catalyzes real estate and economic development initiatives. He has been working in community development for the past ten years in Denver, CO, and KC, MO. He is also an entrepreneur, a football aficionado. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary. He and his wife, Jenna, have been married for nine years and have two young boys. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, meals with friends, neighborhood walks and runs, and immediate access to the best BBQ in America. He also serves on several community boards and in various volunteer roles throughout the KC community.
Nicola has worked at Fortune 500 companies including H&R Bloch and State Street, local non-profits. She is a member of the Missouri Society of Accountants, a chapter of the National Society of Accountants, and has earned distinctions for an enrolled agent and
Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Currently, she works as an accountant.
Price was born and raised in the greater Kansas City area. She knew in high school that she wanted a career as an accountant. She earned her associate’s degree from MCC, followed by a semester of classes at UMKC to finish my accounting degree at DeVry/Keller University. During that time Nicola worked short-term assignments in the accounting department at various organizations.
“I come from a lineage of public school educators. Though, I was not interested in teaching I always
had an urge to share information with and coach others. I have found that I was able to match my
training and experience in accountancy with teaching by helping small business owners understand the
financial complexities of operating a business. Serving others in the community is very fulfilling and this
calling predates me, as the origins of my name suggests.”